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Pakistan asks U.S. to vacate key air base in 15 days

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09:46, November 27, 2011

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani (1st, L) chairs an emergency meeting of the Defence Committee of the Cabinet (DCC) in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan, on November 26, 2011. Pakistan's top civilian and military leadership Saturday night decided to ask the United States to vacate a key air base in the country's southwest Balochistan province in 15 days after the NATO fighter jets and helicopters killed 24 Pakistani soldiers and injured 13 others in the tribal region of Mohmand Agency which borders Afghanistan. (Xinhua Photo/Ahmad Kamal)

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan's top civilian and military leadership Saturday night decided to ask the United States to vacate a key air base in the country's southwest Balochistan province in 15 days after the NATO fighter jets and helicopters killed 24 Pakistani soldiers and injured 13 others in the tribal region of Mohmand Agency which borders Afghanistan.

An emergency meeting of the Defence Committee of the Cabinet ( DCC) which was chaired by the Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani here in Islamabad on Saturday night also decided to close with immediate effect the NATO's and the ISAF's logistics supply lines, an official statement said

The meeting was called to review the situation arising out of the NATO strikes in Mohmand Agency late Friday night and early Saturday morning.

The DCC meeting was attended by Federal Ministers, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Services Chiefs and members of the DCC.

The meeting decided to ask the United States to vacate Shamsi Air Base in southwestern Balochistan province within 15 days in an apparent protest against NATO strikes.

The DCC decided that the government will revisit and undertake a complete review of all programs, activities and cooperative arrangements with the United States, the NATO and the ISAF, including the fields of diplomacy, politics, military and intelligence, a statement from the Prime Minister office said.

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PD User at 2011-11-2960.63.229.*
where do you do your research?
PD User at 2011-11-2960.63.229.*
definitely a logical conclusion
PD User at 2011-11-2960.63.229.*
read: Nato
Ke Si Qian at 2011-11-28124.248.187.*
Wow! A lot of anger and "Anti-West" on this forum! Come now children, lets all get along and cooperate in the new century. History is in the past. Don"t blame the West or Japan or China, move on...
Mishra,India at 2011-11-282.50.226.*
Time to team up Asia.As an Indian we don"t want to see Americans sitting next to our borders either.Both India and China must help Pakistan, Pakistan on the other hand must shun its anti-India idealogies.More than West its the "ego" which is killing Asia.Asia has to see beyond its nose.
  

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